Episode 2: Rebuilding Family Relationships | KALW

Episode 2: Rebuilding Family Relationships

Nov 4, 2019

Cleo Cloman grew up in a two-parent household and had dreams of playing pro baseball. After a rocky relationship with his father, he lost his passion for the sport and found a new pursuit: the streets. He was convicted of murder, and spent over two decades behind bars. This is the story of how he rediscovered his love of baseball, and his father.

Driving up on the bus to R&R I was looking out the window and I seen something that made me smile, and brought this feeling to my heart, to my mind, my soul -- I could feel it all the way to my feet. And it was just a baseball field.
Cleo Cloman during his time at San Quentin State Prison
Credit San Quentin News

Cleo Cloman was released on May 19, 2017. He returned to his home in Los Angeles California.

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